Intrahospital Transfer of Critically Ill Patients; A Prospective Audit Within Flinders Medical Centre (Audit) (Report)

Intrahospital Transfer of Critically Ill Patients; A Prospective Audit Within Flinders Medical Centre (Audit) (Report)

Critically ill patients may require investigations and procedures that cannot be performed within the intensive care unit, thus necessitating intrahospital transfer. (2-4) The decision to transfer a critically ill patient needs to be carefully balanced between the benefit of the diagnostic or interventional procedure and the risks associated with the transfer. (4) Adverse physiological changes […]

Snakebite: Admissions at a Tertiary Health Care Centre in Maharashtra, India (Original Articles) (Report)

Snakebite: Admissions at a Tertiary Health Care Centre in Maharashtra, India (Original Articles) (Report)

Snakes are found all over the world except in the Arctic, New Zealand and Ireland, and are more commonly distributed in temperate and tropical countries. (1) Snakes are most likely to bite human beings when they feel threatened, startled or provoked, and/or have no means of escape when cornered. Snakes are likely to approach residential […]

Performance Data of Screening Mammography at a Dedicated Breast Health Centre (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

Performance Data of Screening Mammography at a Dedicated Breast Health Centre (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

In Western societies, mammographic screening is part of routine health care and has been instrumental in reducing the mortality of this dreaded disease. (1) An editorial by Dent and Panieri (2) reflected on screening mammography and elicited lively debate. In our opinion, they missed the point, as it was based on a re-assessment of data […]

Anaemia Among Clinically Well Under-Fives Attending a Community Health Centre in Venda, Limpopo Province (Original Articles) (Report)

Anaemia Among Clinically Well Under-Fives Attending a Community Health Centre in Venda, Limpopo Province (Original Articles) (Report)

In developing countries and resource-poor settings around the world, anaemia affects 46–66% of children; 80% of all children in these countries will suffer some degree of anaemia before their 18th birthday. (1-3) The effects of childhood anaemia have been investigated across many disciplines, and range in severity from mild and reversible developmental impairment (3-6) to […]